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Against a backdrop of sometimes hotly debated conversations about race relations in America, Cal State San Bernardino presents a program, “Ending Racism in America,” featuring Daniel E. Walker, noted storyteller and social change agent.

The program is set for noon, Tuesday, Feb. 9, on Zoom, and can be accessed from a PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android at https://csusb.zoom.us/j/84884497499. Use the password Diversity^ to gain access to the webinar.

This event is co-sponsored by the University Diversity Committee’s Conversations on Diversity Series and the Programming Subcommittee of the President’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Board.  Following Walker's remarks, a Q&A will be facilitated by Marc A. Robinson, an assistant professor of history at CSUSB. 

A proud alumnus of Head Start, Walker is a multifaceted artist and an expert in African American and Latin American History, social justice, and anti-racism. And he is no stranger to the Inland Empire: he was his senior class president, graduating from Fontana High School 1985.

He holds a B.A. in psychology from San Diego State University where he was also elected president of the student government association, an M.A. in Latin American History (with distinction) from the University of California, Riverside, and a Ph.D. (with distinction) in Latin American and African American History from the University of Houston.

In 2018 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Claremont Graduate University for his global contributions to arts, design, and innovation. Walker is a former W.K. Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Fellow, a New York City Urban Fellow, and was awarded the prestigious Coro Fellowship but declined.  

The founding director of the Long Beach Indie International Film and Entertainment Festival, some of his credits as an executive producer include the films “When Roosters Crow” and “Sol Brothers,” the upcoming television series “Gospel,” and a number of the early works of Honduran-born playwright and chair of the Department of Theater Film & Digital Production at UC Riverside, Rickerby Hinds.

In 2020, Walker won a Golden Mic Award from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California for Best Entertainment Reporting for “How Sweet the Sound: Gospel in Los Angeles” (KCET).

The board chair of the BLU Educational Foundation, Walker is a former project manager at the New York City Economic Development Corporation and former executive director of the Tijuana/San Diego affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. BLU is one of the nation’s leading institutions fighting to increase the college graduation rates of students of color.

For more information or accommodations, please contact Twillea Evans-Carthen at tcarthen@csusb.edu or (909) 359-5029.